Not long ago, we saw how fire swept through a market in DRC destroying life and property. Locally, it was in Kabwe where an inferno resulted in loss of life.
In both instances, these fires were as a result of looting fuel from Tankers that had overturned.
In Chinsali, a local businessman can bear testimony as he has been left with permanent scars inflicted on him after he was burnt following a fire in his house which he used to store fuel he was selling. Well, not many examples given. But you may have heard or even seen how fuel burns.
In Chinsali fuel is being sold indiscriminately at almost every corner of the market and near banks, shops, and even the near the police station. One can not even understand, Who has been compromised. Is it the hard working DC? Certainly not. but, madam DC, we know you can do something. This leaves us with the council and police that are even getting fuel from the vendors on credit. Its shameful. How can you enforce law and order?
For your so called Municipal Council, you dont even have a Fire Tender not even fire extinguishers at your offices and you know that Chambeshi Water is as irresponsible as yourselves so how can we even control a small fire.
Every one understands that we have no Filling Station, but this should not be an excuse to put people’s lives at great risk. TIMELY AND FREE ADVICE Find an alternative and isolated area where you can put these fuel vendors.